This amazingly nutritious sticky fluid is full of carbohydrates, proteins and antibodies. It's super easy to digest, and designed to have high impact at low volumes - perfect for tiny newborn bellies that can hold only 5-7ml.
Tongue-tie occurs in about 5% of babies, and is more common for males than females. If you think your baby isn't latching properly, if it hurts to feed, or if you baby doesn't seem to be extracting much milk this is definitely something worth exploring.
When your baby is born, the elation is pure ecstasy. Ideally, the first feed happens immediately after birth and your baby is usually pretty good at sucking already. But if they aren't attached right, you could be in for months of healing.
You've probably heard mixed reports about drinking coffee while you're breastfeeding. The last thing you want to do it put strain on your baby's little liver, but surely your morning latte can't be that bad.